Limits of solar power

November 10th, 2011 - 

 

I was recently at some friends that had solar panels, I took a shower late in the night and I discovered some problems regarding the limitations of solar power usage. First of all, you will need more than 37 Celsius degrees in order to feel the effect of a warm water. If this is not happening, my case, I felt like taking a bath in the sea. Anyway, the shower was short, I can tell:) Searching on the internet, I found some information about the limits of solar power. The location, hours of daylight and angle of the solar panel all affect how well solar (more…)

How can I build a solar cooker?

November 10th, 2011 - 

 

Panel solar cookers are the first solar cookers that are truly affordable to the world’s neediest. Solar Ovens are cheap to make and they can be packed and ready to be transported anywhere. You will need not more than an hour to assemble these fun panels at a cost that could be less than US$5. The Cookit model who’s image you can see below can be folded and the result is a kit of a size of a notebook. In 1994, engineers and solar cooks together with Solar Cookers International worked on a project to produce the CooKit. The gadget is (more…)